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Russell Wilson joins Portland Major League Baseball drive

In this July 31, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson walks with his wife, pop singer Ciara, after NFL football training camp in Renton, Wash. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
In this July 31, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson walks with his wife, pop singer Ciara, after NFL football training camp in Renton, Wash. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

PORTLAND – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, the singer Ciara, have joined the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Portland Diamond Project, the company leading the push, announced Friday that the husband-and-wife celebrities have each invested individually as “owner/investors” in the project.

The Diamond Project’s leadership has stressed that its effort will take time, estimating an opening day in Portland would come in 2022 at the earliest.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has called Portland a candidate to acquire a franchise whether by expansion, which hasn’t happened in 20 years, or relocation.

Though Wilson is an NFL quarterback, he has a connection to baseball. He played in the minor leagues while in college and practiced with the Texas Rangers during spring training in March.


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